Archives for posts tagged ‘abstract’

Der Grund ist nicht Licht, sondern Nacht

Der Grund ist nicht Licht, sondern Nacht at Christian Ehretraut. “
Through their surfaces, structures and the ways in which they are assembled, the works in the exhibition move in direct relation to the surrounding exhibition space and installed artwork. In their use of optical irritations, often intense color and repetitive rhythm, they oscillate between playful […]

Strauss Bourque-LaFrance

Strauss Bourque-LaFrance Work from his oeuvre. “Strauss Bourque-LaFrance’s work is often driven by formal decisions, though each gesture is latent with subversive qualities. This mechanism predates his 2010 MFA thesis show, “Rotten Sun,” but these moves can be seen here—perhaps most explicitly. Thesis exhibitions that year at Tower Projects, a factory warehouse-turned-gallery in the Northern […]

Anne Truitt

Anne Truitt From top to bottom: A Wall of Apricots (1968), Catawba (1962), Morning Choice (1968), Parva XXXIII (1993) “Born in 1921 in Baltimore and raised on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Truitt was inspired by the natural and architectural environment of her childhood. After a stint in clinical psychology and fiction writing, Anne Truitt began her art career in […]

Milton Avery

Milton Avery From top to bottom: Interlude (1960), Black Sea (1959), White Sea (1947), Offshore Island (1958) “Milton Avery’s landscapes, still lifes, and figure compositions derive their expressive power from their abstracted, flat shapes and luminous yet subtle color. His subjects seem unremarkable, but the manner in which he treats them is exceptional, for through his strong, simple designs, his intimate scenes […]

Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter Work from Tapestries at Gagosian Gallery. “Gagosian Gallery presents a group of four tapestries entitledAbdu, Iblan, Musa, and Yusuf (all 2009) by Gerhard Richter. These works are based on Abstract Painting (724-4) (1990), a key example of Richter’s distinctive approach to non-representational painting. The visual effect of the tapestries is a Rorschach-like multiplying of the forms and colors of […]

Jean Arp

Jean Arp Work from his oeuvre. “In 1931, Arp was associated with the Paris-based group Abstraction-Création and the periodical Transition. Throughout the 1930s and until the end of his life, he continued to write and publish poetry and essays. In 1942, he fled Meudon for Zurich; he was to make Meudon his primary residence again in […]

Taylor Holland

Taylor Holland Work from Vector Fields. “Animations of sports fields created with Adobe Illustrator and pirated screen-capture software. The speed of play is relative to the ability of my MacBook to process the effect in real time. Presented in two full counterclockwise rotations.” – Taylor Holland

Raphael Hefti

Raphael Hefti Work from Beginning with the first thing that comes to mind. “Hefti uses photography as an experimental method to analyse and explore the history of materials and his interest in scientific practises. In his first solo exhibition in Italy, Hefti shows six unique colorLycopodiumprints and two black photograms from the series In memory to […]

Shirana Shahbazi

Shirana Shahbazi Work from her oeuvre. “How real or abstract is photography? Shirana Shabazi’s work has circled around this theme for over ten years. Often she arranges her images in startling combinations. For instance, abstract color gradations are placed alongside a double portrait, followed by a black and white steppe-like landscape, then a still life […]

Kim Si Nae

Kim Si Nae Work from Browser Abstract “Citizens of the world are spending their lives staring into the reflective surfaces of their mobile phones and desktop computers. I think that social context determines the value of the media, tendency itself of dispaying medium have to be thought as social message. For me, the digital canvas […]